Want to Lose Weight? Try Swapping Dinner for Breakfast

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Can eating a big breakfast can help you lose weight?

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”

“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”A.A. Milne

Do you want to lose weight? If you do, many studies have found that people who eat a hearty breakfast and a lighter dinner tend to have lower levels of body fat. These same people are better able to lose weight and keep it off.

No matter how you eat, what and the amount you eat still matters more than when you eat it. So if you think you can eat more for breakfast and then lose weight you better think again.

While the above is true, reversing your typical eating pattern can give you many healthy advantages. If up to now you’ve been skipping breakfast and then coming home late at night to load up on snacks, you might want to give this new routine a try.

How Eating a Hearty Breakfast Can Enhance Your Health

1. Evens out your blood sugar

In the morning after a long night’s sleep, your blood sugar is low. Eating a hearty breakfast can help bring it back to normal. Balancing out your blood sugar can help to enhance your mood. It also reduces your risk for diabetes and other unhealthy conditions.

2.  Combats cravings

When you eat a good, nutritious breakfast it is a lot easier to resist the temptation of junk food. This will keep you away from raiding the vending machine before lunch.

3. Boosts metabolism

Eating breakfast in the morning gives your metabolism a quick shot in the arm. This boost helps you burn more calories while doing the same activities.

Hearty Breakfast Tips

1. Front-load your calories

You need to find a formula that works best for you. A good rule of thumb is to eat your biggest meal in the morning and then four of five smaller calorie meals throughout the day.

2. Choose easy to cook meals

You don’t have to spend hours and hours cooking. Instead master quick, healthy dishes like instant oatmeal or eat less traditional choices like broiled fish and a big salad. Now you can feast on the leftovers.

3. Cook the night before

You might not want to spend a lot of time preparing your food in the morning. Instead start the night before and bake a spinach ricotta frittata and then have a slice ready to pop in the microwave. Also, make sure you get to bed on time.

4. Pile on the protein

Protein fills you up quicker while jump-starting your metabolism. Add in a few complex carbohydrates like an apple or serving of broccoli and some healthy fats like a handful of nuts for a balanced meal.

How Eating a Light Dinner Can Enhance Your Health

1. Controls emotional eating

A lot of people eat more at night. By decreasing your time at the dinner table you can keep yourself from overeating due to stress or boredom.

2. Helps your sleep   

Filling your tummy up with heavy, greasy foods like cheeseburgers and ice cream interferes with your rest. Eating a small meal of veggies followed up by a cup of yogurt can help you to wake up feeling refreshed

3. Saves you money

Eating well doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact eating veggies, fruits and oatmeal is a lot less expensive than lots of meat.

Light Dinner Tips

1. Make brinner (breakfast eaten at the time in which you eat dinner)

Having breakfast for dinner is so popular that it now has its own name. Instead of meatloaf have a bowel of cereal.

2. Control portion size

Controlling the size of your portions is very important. You don’t have to worry about a late night snack as long as you keep your portion small. For example you can cut up an apple and dip the slices in a couple of tablespoons of plain yogurt.

3. Don’t eat while watching TV

It’s easy to lose track and overeat when you’re watching the screen. Instead turn off the TV and give your food your full attention.

4. It takes time

If you’re not used to eating breakfast you probably won’t automatically have an appetite in the morning. Give yourself a few weeks to form the new habit of eating breakfast.

Carrying these habits outside the home

There’s a growing trend in the food industry to respond to customer demand for ordering any kind of food any time. Many restaurants will let you order pancakes all day and night or carne asada burritos in the morning.

If You Want to Lose Weight Start Putting these Tips to Use Today!

If you haven’t been eating breakfast then begin today! Start your breakfast habit by eating the foods you love and remember to cut down your calories at night.

What you’ll find is a few simple shifts in your eating habits may be all that you need to lose weight and get in shape.

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Wil Dieck is the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©, a process that combines advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis), NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques and the deep breathing meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art into a highly effective healing and transformation process.

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